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Sales tax increase passed by Clark County Commission

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Posted at 1:45 PM, Sep 03, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-04 21:36:00-04

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — Clark County commissioners passed a sales tax increase with a 5-2 vote Tuesday morning.

The funds collected from the one-eighth of a cent tax hike will be used for education and social service programs, according to the county.

They also set up a way for the Clark County School District to apply for grants from the money raised.

Other initiatives included in the item's background are assistance to reduce truancy and homelessness, as well as the development or redevelopment of affordable housing and workforce training in the hospitality industry.

The requirement to pass the increase was a two-thirds majority vote. The tax is set to go into effect in January and run until June 2021.